Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Easter Treats for Kids

We found the cutest candy molds in the Target Dollar Spot. They had bunnies, butterflies, chicks, eggs and flowers. I remembered making lollipops with my mom when I was young and how fun it was to make your own candy. I knew it would be the perfect Easter treats for kids.

Easter Treats for Kids

  • Candy Mold and sucker sticks (both in the Target dollar spot kit)
  • Colored candy melts
  • Small bowls
  • Spoons
  • Toothpicks

1. Melt down the candy melts you want for your first layer of color according to package directions. You'll only need a little bit for this step. Use a toothpick to "paint" the melts in to the detailed grooves in the mold. Let dry.

2. Melt down the colors for your second layer. Spoon the melts into the molds and move in to grooves as necessary with toothpick. Add the sucker sticks and cover them. Let this dry until the top layer is set.

3. Add your last layer (white behind butterfly antennae and chick wings) and make sure there is a thick enough layer behind the sticks to hold them securely. Let them dry completely. You can put them in the fridge if you you need to speed it up.

4. To remove from mold, turn them over and carefully wiggle them out.

These easter treats are easy for the kids to do themselves too. This bunny was made by my 5 year old and the other two by my two year old. They LOVED painting with candy!

They are totally kid approved, which means they may not last long!


Entirely Eventful said...

Cute as can be!!!

Designed Decor said...

These are so cute! I love the decorations and details! I hope to meet you at Snap!

Amanda from Every Creative Endeavor said...

I bought this same mold a few weeks ago and forgot about it until this morning... and the I saw your post! Yours turned out so cute! Maybe the kids and I will make them this afternoon!